Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Making falafel sandwiches

Making falafel sandwiches

Cooling bread in the street before storage

Cooling bread in the street before storage

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

A room cladded with ‘Ajami decoration in a Damascene house

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Hand carved wood block used for printing fabrics

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is experimenting with new ways of painting and decorating ‘Ajami work

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Tughra of sultan over the entrance of ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi Mosque

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Modern interpretations of the traditional craft of ‘Ajami (workshop of Aliya Alnuami)

Making pickles

Making pickles

Aliya Alnuami is applying the relief paste on her ‘Ajami-work

Aliya Alnuami is applying the relief paste on her ‘Ajami-work

Stories

Eating breakfast in the shop

Eating breakfast in the shop

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

The minaret of Jamiʿ (Mosque) ash-Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʿiri cenotaph, beside the Mausoleum of Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Ibn ʿArabi

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Production of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration in a Syrian workshop

Production of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration in a Syrian workshop

Making pickles

Making pickles

Making pickles

Making pickles

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, general view of central dome

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya, general view of central dome

A façade of the Shahba baths

A façade of the Shahba baths

Traditional production of animal glue

Traditional production of animal glue

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Painting of a calligraphy work of a contemporary ‘Ajami decoration

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Aliya Alnuami is finalising her ‘Ajami work

Bayt Wakil, floor tiles

Bayt Wakil, floor tiles

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Bayt Ajiqbash, the splendid decorated iwan

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

Junblat house, the southern iwan decorated with marble and tiles

A lateral Iwan at Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

A lateral Iwan at Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma